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Canonical Launches a Stripped Down Version of Ubuntu for Cloud

by Janakiram MSV on  Dec 11, 2014 2

Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, the most popular Linux distribution on the cloud launched a lightweight cloud-optimised version of the OS called Snappy Ubuntu Core.

AWS OpsWorks now Supports Existing EC2 Instances and On-Premises Servers

by Janakiram MSV on  Dec 11, 2014

AWS OpsWorks, the DevOps service from Amazon can be used for managing existing EC2 instances and on-premises servers running within the data center.

Microsoft and Accenture Partner to Deliver Hybrid Cloud Solutions

by Janakiram MSV on  Dec 11, 2014

Strengthening their long-standing partnership, Microsoft and Accenture has announced the launch of a new hybrid cloud solution for enterprise customers.

CenturyLink Acquires DataGardens to Offer DR as a Service

by Janakiram MSV on  Dec 11, 2014

CenturyLink, one of the largest telecommunications and cloud providers has announced the acquisition of Canada based disaster recovery software company, DataGardens.

Google Adds Microsoft License Mobility To Its Cloud Platform

by Janakiram MSV on  Dec 11, 2014

Google’s customers can now launch Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter Edition instances on Compute Engine. They can also move Microsoft workloads to Google Cloud Platform through the License Mobility initiative.

Learn OpenStack with Free Developer Edition from Mirantis

by Janakiram MSV on  Dec 06, 2014

Mirantis released a free developer edition of Mirantis OpenStack Express with tutorials.

Docker Gets Orchestration Services and Enterprise Hub at DockerCon Europe

by Janakiram MSV on  Dec 06, 2014

Docker, Inc. announced orchestration services and enterprise hub making it more attractive for enterprises to use container technology.

MapR-DB NoSQL Database Integrated into MapR Community Edition for Unlimited Production Use

by Srini Penchikala on  Dec 05, 2014

MapR Technologies, provider of the Apache Hadoop distribution, has open sourced their MapR-DB NoSQL database for unlimited production use. MapR-DB is a Wide Column NoSQL database with native integration to Hadoop and support for strong consistency and ACID transactions.

Amazon releases AWS Key Management Service

by Chris Swan on  Dec 05, 2014

At their re:invent 2014 show Amazon launched AWS Key Management Service (KMS), “a managed service that makes it easy for you to create and control the encryption keys used to encrypt your data, and uses Hardware Security Modules (HSMs) to protect the security of your keys”. At launch the service supported EBS, S3 and Redshift. Additional support for Elastic Transcoder was added in late November.

QCon London '15: Microservices, Docker, Engineering Culture; 53% of Speakers Confirmed (Mar 2-6)

by Diana Baciu on  Dec 04, 2014

53/100 speakers and 2 keynotes have been confirmed for QCon London 2015, (Mar 2-6, 2015). The 9th annual conference will feature talks from language pioneers, project leads, and practitioner case studies from companies like IBM, The Guardian, SoundCloud, ThoughtWorks, JetBrains, and more. Registration is open and new speakers and sessions are being posted to the conference site every week.

Netflix Burned by Express.js

by João Paulo Marques on  Dec 04, 2014 8

Yunong Xiao, a Software Engineer at Netflix, recently wrote in the company's official tech blog about the latency problems that his team faced while working to move Netflix website UI to Node.js. In the post, he described the complex engineering process used to find out the root cause and how it lead to the decision of substituting the underlying API framework.

Rocket: CoreOS New Container Runtime

by Carlos Sanchez on  Dec 04, 2014

CoreOS has released a prototype version of its new Rocket container runtime, an alternative to the Docker runtime, amid disagreements on the Docker process model and the path the project is taking.

Google Cloud Platform Gets PCI DSS Certification

by Janakiram MSV on  Dec 03, 2014

Just in time for holiday shopping, Google is getting its cloud platform ready to host eCommerce workloads.

Amazon EC2 Reserved Instance Model Gets Simplified

by Janakiram MSV on  Dec 03, 2014

AWS has simplified the pricing model for Amazon EC2 reserved instances. It has replaced the utilization based pricing model with a simpler model to buy reserved capacity.

QCon New York 2015 Registration Now Open; Top 10 Presentations

by Diana Baciu on  Dec 02, 2014

Registration is now open for QCon New York 2015 (Jun 8-12). The 4th annual conference will feature practitioner-led sessions and case studies on topics like Continuous Delivery, Data Science, HTML5, Agile, Architecture, and more. Register before Dec 20th and save $800.

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